Kimmy’s Garage would like to feature Yandro Ulloa on today’s blog!
Setting the manual-trans record was never something Ulloa had ever considered. His original goal when he built this car was to go 9.99 but he got there quicker than expected! Ulloa decided to make the 12 hour drive to Bowling Green, KY for an NMRA event and went 8.98 when he knew his team had something special. They continued to tweak and tune which lead to a 8.52 at 170 test pass at Bradenton then returned to the lanes to make the legendary 8.47 @ 169 pass. Ulloa’s next goal is to be in the 7s before the end of the year and be the fastest stick US domestic car!
Features of the 1998 SVT Cobra Mustang:
4.6L Mod Motor from Ford
Original stock block, crank, heads and intake (all original from this 20 year old car)
Aerospace Components brakes, made the car lighter and safer!
“Extremely sharp looking pieces that don’t only look good but work as good as they look!” says Ulloa of his Aerospace Components racing parts.
Manley rods, JE custom Pistons by Levin Motorsports Specs, Comp cams custom grind by Levin powered by twin Borg warner turbos S364.
Strange axles, spool, 1350 rear drive shaft yoke, c clip eliminator kit.
AEM infinity controls the power.
Power is being transferred through McLeod’s RXT1200, ARP Hardware Everywhere hold this thing together, Injector Dynamics send fuel, with a full Fore Innovations Fuel System custom by Levin Motorsports, Mickey Thompson tires have NEVER failed me either!
Transmission is a T56 Magnum from RPM.
- The UPR light weight but very durable parts are great and it wouldn’t have been possible to run as well as I have. These parts have been on my car for almost 2 years now getting beat on with zero signs of stress.
- High Revolution Fabrication and NXS Racing in Clearwater,Fl have been with me since the beginning, from setting pinion angle to fully built 8.8 custom rear end.
Ulloa states of his record breaking pass, “it felt like any other pass, fighting for my life making sure I don’t miss a gear never looking at speedometer so I had no clue of the speed till I got my ticket. I granny shifted the whole way down afraid something would go wrong with trany, but I’ll have it refreshed and inspected to make sure its ready for the next step!”
“I’m just an AC guy that loves going down the track, and I want to make the mustang community proud with Original Ford Motors. This is really a dream come true and a VERY humbling experience with 1000s of people saying supportive things and enjoying this with me!” says Ulloa.
Ulloa recently visited Kimmy’s Garage and we are very excited to have him as part of our Aerospace Components Team!!
New Product Alert!
Titanium Drag Race Rotors
These are a direct replacement for any front or rear brake kit.
The rear brake kit is currently available for purchase:
The titanium rear kits are only 2.6 lbs per side
The original steel kits are 5.6 lbs per side
This is a savings of 3 lbs per side or a total of 6 lbs of rotating weight!
You can use your original brake pads but replacing them with a new set is highly recommended!
Rear rotors start at $799 each.
Front rotors coming soon!
Call and order today!
Kimmy’s Garage would like to feature George Pavell and his 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline!
This 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline was an 11 year build, Pavell felt no urgency to complete it and he wanted to push himself and this car to a level most would not choose to go. He found the car in the state of New Jersey, and acquired the car in a trade for his old Cutlass. He traded a complete car for this Fleetline as a roller! “I was originally in search of a Deuce Nova for a pro touring build, but after running across this early fat fendered Chevy, I just knew the direction I had to build… one of the craziest fat fenders on the planet” states Pavell.
The ’48 Fleetline is a true pro street with a back half. Pavell was aiming for a 50/50 build, 50% race car and 50% high end hot rod. This is not your traditional blower, parachute, wheelie bar car, but instead a race themed car with a ton of smooth and details, all done very subtly.
Features of the 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline:
Solid roller 406 with 210 pro filer heads
11.6.1 comp forged light weight internals
850 quick fuel with simple plane ported hurricane intake
Roster t400 terminator tranny with a 3,500 Neil chance converter
Aluminum, PST driveshaft 9″ Ford with 31 spline axles and a Detroit locker
Aerospace Components front and rear disc brakes
Holeshot racing wheels and M/Ts tires 33×19.5 rears
Accuair air management system with ride tech double adjustable shock waves air ride
One of Pavell’s favorite parts of the car is the Aerospace Components disc brakes, “built by a great staff that were the most helpful of any vendor during this build” says Pavell.
Designed by George Pavell and GP Graphic Designs and stitched up by DJ’s upholstery in Dover, Ohio
Consists of 3 cow hides of 2015 caddy escalade leather and suede
Custom built the entire interior to flow and wrap around the car to match the overall V theme of the car
Budnik steering wheel
As for the body, “so many mods, but all done very subtly, absolutely every piece of metal on this car has been smoothed from the body to the motor block and tranny rear, etc. As well as every weld, the frame has been smoothed and painted body color.”
Pavell finished the car in July 2017 and has been awarded with 23 awards after 13 shows, with 6 of those being “Best of Show”. He is looking forward to a full 2018 show season!
This is an overview of the Aerospace Components dual real brake system.
It can be used on any type of dragster or door car. Depending on how you plumb it, it can be utilized as a dual system to limit any brake failures and/or to hold your car at the line for building boost with turbo cars
Here are a few pictures of how, on this particular dragster, the system is plumbed with the stainless steel braided line:
Kimmy’s Garage will be featuring a new build each month!
This month we are featuring David Gebhart: 1987 Monte Carlo SS
Racer: David Gebhart
** Chevy Monte Carlo SS
434 SBC dart build
Twin 67mm AGP turbos
Aerospace Components Front and Rear Brakes
This build has not been to the track yet but it was a 10.0 383 SBC car last year before teardown
On this build we’re hoping for low 8s or 4.50 1/8 Total Street Car
His favorite tracks: Wild Horse Pass Dragstrip and Tucson Dragway
Powered with Holley high performance EFI
Kimmy’s Garage caught up with Dana Loffredo on her 2017 racing season:
Dana made 12 finals last year!
She won 9 of those finals and was runner up for the other 3 finals. What an impressive racing season! Her wins include: Atco (NHRA National Open Wally), Maplegrove, Cecil Independence Day Bash, Raceway Park, Cecil 3x, Raceway Park Night of Thrills, and Atco again!
Dana is the definition of girl power! She’s come a long way from beginning her career at 8 years old running Junior Dragsters to now the 10.0 Queen.
This year Dana hopes to travel more, and by the end of the year move up to 850 index! Look for her feature in Drag Racer Magazine coming soon.
Kimmy with Dana Loffredo and her mom, Theresanna.
2018 Sneak Peek with Jeremiah Burgess
Jeremiah is building a new car for his 2018 racing season! The first thing he did was put Aerospace Components front and rear brakes on the car. The car will be built with help from Ace Trailers and feature J2 Fabrication. The gold wheels and tires will be replaced with Race Stars for street driving and Bogarts for race wheels.
The car will also feature: UPR, Pro Dyno, Shane Martin, VMP, Mishimoto, Innovate Motorsports, PNR Welding, Team Beefcake Racing, Race Ramps Superwinch, Brian Tooley Racing, Lethal Performance, Carbon Driven, HCM Carbon, Special Carbonfiber, and many other great brands!
He will try to attend all 6 NMRA events, in the Ford Muscle Class this year and win as many as possible! Jeremiah’s 2018 goal is to win Rookie of the Year. “This season I want to honor my friends, family and sponsors. Have fun and meet new racers and people. Learn all I can and do it all while being respectful and showing God’s love towards everyone.” Jeremiah says.
Jeremiah states, “I want to thank Kim Kussy and her team at Aerospace Components for giving me opportunity to represent them and for designing my brake setup that’s gonna keep me safe and also aid in my quest for 9s with the light weight billet aluminum they use to make them.”
Stay tuned for a Kimmy’s Garage video featuring Jeremiah’s brake install!!
Kimmy’s Garage would like to feature Ray Cox on today’s blog:
Ray Cox’s love of racing began in 1999 with the building of his old Pontiac FireBird which he raced in Xtreme Street with. Years later, it became a father son project, when his son Brad started helping with the build as well as racing in 2010.
Ray with his wife (Pam), daughter (Christina), and son (Brad).
They are currently building a new 1999 Pontiac TransAm for NMCA Xtreme Street!
Features of the new car:
- 3,550 lb All Steel Bodied 1976 Trans Am
- Factory Doors and Glass
- Nitrous Assisted
- Street Legal
- Aerospace Brakes, Vacuum Pump, Vacuum adjuster bottle mount, Battery tray, Water neck
- All Pontiac 535 inch engine now going to 550 cubic inch
- 275 Radial Tire
- RPM transmission with a Griner Transbrake, PTC converter
“Even though we haven’t been the quickest car in the class, I love going to the NMCA Races just for the chance to be around great people and learn new things. Thanks to the NMCA for giving us a great place to race and a special thanks to Kim and Al at Aerospace for everything you do.” -Brad Cox
Aerospace Components New Front Brake Kit:
2004-2008 Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon Truck
The brake kit replaces the heavy sealed bearing hub assembly with the odd 6 lug 5 1/2″ pattern with a much lighter billet aluminum hub. The new hub has the much more common 5 lug 4 1/2 and 4 3/4 lug patterns which allows for many more wheel options.
- 4 piston billet aluminum calipers
- Stainless steel spindle snout
- Aluminum hubs
- Tapered bearings
- Aluminum caliper brackets
- Grade 8 hardware
- Hawk Performance brake pads
The brake kits are available with Pro Street Drilled Slotted and Plated Rotors, Plain Vented Rotors and Drag Race Only Rotors.
The brake kit saves 60 lbs over the stock brakes yet improves performance!
Call 727-347-9915 for pricing!!